Thursday, 29 March 2018

KS1 Personal best

Thank you TMC for another fantastic Personal Best day. We all really enjoyed it!!

Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Wet and Wild Wednesday!

A few photos of our Minstead adventures today, it started of really wet but the sun came out for our bog walk this afternoon.

A wonderful wet day at Oakstead

Oakstead has a wet, but fun day at the Countryside Education Trust in the New Forest today. While we were there we got to go pond dipping, meet a tree and create some art work using nature inspired by Andy Goldsworthy.

Willow Class Assembly

Willow class did an assembly all about the Continents and Oceans. They did a great job!

Year 1 Fruit Pizzas

We have been learning about fruits from around the world and we made some fruit pizzas. We practised our peeling, chopping and decoration skills!

Y1 Clay Huts

In an Art and Design lesson we sculpted some African clay huts. We used various skills and materials to make these structures. Prior to this lesson we had compared an African village to Southampton and looked and the different living environments.

Elm Class Assembly- Knights and Castles

Last week, Elm Class had an assembly showing everyone their fantastic learning during their Knights and Castles topic. The learning they shared included: booklets they had written, a story they had learned, poetry, home learning and even catapults! Well done Elm Class!

Tuesday, 27 March 2018

Muddy Minstead!

A selection of photos from the last couple of days. We are having loads of fun and are nice and muddy! Mrs Latto has departed, Mrs Fawcitt has arrived and we had Miss Harrison visit us this evening too.

Water, water, water... and a walk!

The children at Oakstead have had a busy day today. We kick started the day with a walk in the local area, searching for places we could transport our treasure to. When we got back to school we wrote and drew instructions to help someone find our pirate treasure. This afternoon we did three activities learning all about different things to do with water. We thought about plastic oceans, and what we could do to make little changes to help our planet become a better place.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Y2 Making Clay Shields

The children in Year 2 designed a shield that reflected themselves and then created them using clay! Once they were dry the children then painted them.

Year 2 Castle Home Learning

Year 2 have been really enjoying their topic this term of 'Knights and Castles'. They were given a home learning project to create or research a castle. They could do this in any way they wished. Every piece of home learning was different and unique. A lot of hard work was put into these projects and the children should be very proud of what they have produced! Well done!

Saturday, 24 March 2018

School Football Team Match Night 6

Team Oakwood played their final league game of the season on Thursday after school as they took on Fairisle Junior School (who have already been crowned league champions). 

Fairisle started the better team and took advantage when the ball fell kindly to them after saves by the Oakwood 'keeper.  Oakwood worked well as a team, but Fairisle deserved their 3-0 half time lead. Oakwood began the second half brightly and Sonny scored quickly after intercepting the ball in the Fairisle box. Another chance quickly followed but the post denied Oakwood a second goal. The game stayed 3-1 until the last minute when somehow Fairisle scored directly from a corner.

Goal Scorer - Sonny (1) Man of the Match - Bleu.

Well done to the team for their efforts this season, they finished a respectable 3rd in the league. 

Friday, 23 March 2018


Some lovely ducklings came to visit today and we had such a good time holding them! This week we have been learning about the changes that happen in Spring time and can tell you LOTS of information about ducklings!

At home, see if you can spot any Spring changes happening together!

Sport Relief Oakwood!

Congratulations Oakwood for raising an amazing £355 for Sport Relief! We are so proud of you all for taking part in the activities today:flash dance, flash aerobics and runs! A huge thank you from the Charity Committee...

Year 3 Sewing Part 1

Over the last term Year 3 have been learning to sew. We learned a variety of stitches including back stitch, running stitch, chain stitch, criss cross stitching and how to do a French knot. We learned how to follow a pattern, sew on buttons and, very importantly, how to undo any mistakes we made. To show off all our learned skills we produced a piece of embroidered  artwork.We worked very hard and used our growth mindset. Take a look at our finished pieces:-

Elm class and 5BW. Making Links.

For their home learning this half term, Year 2 were asked to create or research a castle in any way they wished. Every piece of home learning was different and unique. On Thursday afternoon, 5BW came to visit and view the fantastic work. It was a brilliant afternoon of sharing and making links to another class.

Y4 Shadow Puppet Theatres

Year 4 have had a busy few weeks creating their own shadow puppet theatres and using these to film their own plays. In English we worked in pairs to write our own scripts, changing the story of Little Red Riding Hood and introducing some familiar fairy tale characters. We put our drawing and cutting skills (and some of our parents!) to good use making our characters to put on our performances with. Once we had written our scripts, and made our characters and theatres we put them into action to film our performances!

Thursday, 22 March 2018

Year 3 Anglo Saxon Day

What an exciting day Year 3 have had today. Our visitor Mike has been teaching us all about the Anglo-Saxons. We looked at real artefacts; played Anglo-Saxon games; explored Anglo-Saxon weaponry and finally reenacted the battle of Hastings. Have a look at all the fun we have had:-

Wednesday, 21 March 2018

The incredible Year 5 Jude's Ice-Cream Finale

We can't believe this day has been and gone ... Jude and Charles came today to judge our final pitches to win our Jude's Ice-Cream challenge. They we astounded by the children's hard work and dedication to the project. Well done to the winning team 'The Ice-cream Incredibles' and all the other fantastic groups hard work. What a show you all put on!! A special thanks to Jude and her fabulous team at Jude's :)

Year 5 visit Oasis Academy Art Department

Year 5 have been working closely with Oasis Academy and some year 7 students on a joint art project 'Alien Plants'

Beech Class Workshare

Friday, 16 March 2018

Year R Monkey Milkshakes

We have come to the end of our jungle topic and decided to venture into the kitchen for the first time this year.

We made some delicious monkey milkshakes and all had a go at chopping and mixing. We thought they were delicious.

Thursday, 15 March 2018

School Football Team Match Night 5

Team Oakwood had two games today. The first was against Holy Family and Oakwood started the game very well. Oakwood didn't seem to have much luck in the first half, hitting the post three times and have  shot cleared off the line before Holy Family had even had a shot! However, from their only two shots, Holy Family ended the first half 2-0 up! The team never gave up hope and continued to give their all, finally getting a goal with 5 minutes left of the game. A second goal quickly followed and only the final whistle stopped Oakwood from a dramatic turn around as they were on top.

Well done Goal scorers Sonny and Leo.

After a game break, the second game saw Oakwood take on Shirley Junior School. Oakwood played well and despite some resolute defending by the Shirley team, took the lead early in the second half  -Will finding the back of the net. Sonny quickly made it 2-0 and come the final whistle Oakwood were celebrating a well deserved victory.

Well done to our player of the day, Praise.

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Fun at the Factory!

Last week Year 5 have been lucky enough to visit Jude's ice cream factory, in Twyford (Winchester) and meet Jude herself and her husband, Theo, who created the business.They learnt about how the business was created; how ice cream is made; had a tour of the factory and they even got to sample some freshly made ice cream, YUMMY!

This visit was to kick start their latest topic 'Jude's Challenge', which they will be working on for the next 4 weeks. Back at school we have created business groups. Their challenge is to design a new flavour of ice cream and present their product, alongside a charity they would donate their profits to (if their team won) to Jude at the end of the project.

We had a great time meeting the Jude's team and are excited to continue designing our products!

Friday, 9 March 2018

Buddy time!

The Year 6 children came over to meet us today in Year R. We were so excited to be introduced to our special buddies! They were very kind and patient with us! They took the us to read and we had a fantastic time! We can't wait to see them again next Friday!

City Cup Semi-Final

The School Football Team took on Springhill in the Semi-Final of the City Cup yesterday, the 7th consecutive season Oakwood have reached this stage of the competition!

Springhill started quickly and took a 0-2 lead before the game had really got going. It stayed this way until half time. After the restart, Oakwood exploded into life - scoring after only 30 seconds. The team started to play some excellent football but couldn't find an equalising goal. With Oakwood pushing forward in the final minutes, Springhill managed to scramble two more goals - scoring with the last kick of the game.

The 1-4 score didn't really reflect the quality of the game and but for Oakwood 'Keeper, and Man of the Match, Bradley, it could have been a very different score.

Oakwood goalscorer - Caitlin (1)

Thursday, 8 March 2018

Y6 and the 'Scottish play'

Y6 have been having fun over the last few weeks exploring some of the most famous works of William Shakespeare. Having already studied the comedy, Twelfth Night, they have begun to look into the 'Scottish Play', Macbeth..Shhhhhh.

What better way to begin than to look at the iconic Witches scene. Here is some pictures of their efforts!

Year 4 Question of Faith

Year 4 have had a fantastic Question of Faith day led by Southampton City Mission. We have learnt all about Paschal candles and rituals. After an exciting morning, including a treasure hunt, we got to work designing and creating our own candles. What a busy day- thank you Southampton City Mission!